Corey Sligh, an actor on “The Young and the Restless,” has been convicted by a Georgia jury of molesting a child under 10, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
A Cherokee County jury convicted Sligh, 30, last month of one count of child molestation, according to court records. He was cleared of another count of molestation.
Sligh, a Georgia native, has not been sentenced but faces five to 20 years in prison on the felony child molestation conviction, according to The Cherokee Tribune.
The model/actor played a bartender on “The Young and the Restless,” and appeared on TV’s “All About Lizzie.”
Sligh was arrested in October 2016 after parents of the victim, who was under the age of 10, reported the molestation in September of that year. Police reported that the molestation took place between April and September 2016.
The Northwest Florida Daily News reports that Sligh faces additional child molestation charges in Walton County, Florida.
According to the paper, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office was contacted Sept. 27 by a mother who said Sligh touched her young daughter inappropriately while they were vacationing on an area beach.
The child said Sligh also grabbed her hand, forcing her to touch him inappropriately.
Sligh made news Thanksgiving 2014 when he was beaten by two men in a Los Angeles Rite Aid parking lot, suffering a broken arm and multiple injuries.